This is what $12,000 looks like.
It's a three-month supply of one of my medications.
Three hundred sixty pills.
$33.33 per pill, three (soon to be four) pills per day.
These three bottles are worth
a new car,
a round-the-world cruise and then some,
10 months' rent on a small apartment with roommate(s) in Manhattan,
25 percent of what many people would consider a decent salary,
nearly 2 pounds of gold,
a bunch of other stuff I don't have the patience to list.
Elsewhere around the world, these three bottles represent more wealth than an entire family can ever hope to amass in a lifetime, and probably several lifetimes.
Complaining is easy when you've got wealth practically pouring out of your ears.